Fingerprint scanners have made their way on to the front and rear of Chinese phones all year. Here are some of the top Chinese phones with fingerprint scanners you can buy right now.
This list is made up of current and upcoming Chinese Android smartphones which come with the added security benefit of a fingerprint scanner. There is no specific order to the phones, I have just written them as I remembered each model.
The Elephone P8000 is the successor to the P7000 and features a 5.5-inch FHD display, 3GB RAM and huge 4165mAh battery. Processing power comes from an octacore Mediatek MT6753 chipset which runs Android 5.1 out of the box.
The P8000 features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone below the Samsung 13 mega-pixel main camera and single LED flash. Pricing for the P8000 currently just $159.99.
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Mlais M7 Plus
When we tested the original Mlais M7 I was happy with the overall build and compact size of the 5.5-inch phone. The new and improved Mlais M7 Plus will see a few changes to the phone. The most interesting being the switch to a one touch unlock system. Some phones require the screen to be unlocked before the fingerprint sensor works, but the new M7 Plus will unlock and wake upon detecting the correct fingerprint.
Other features of the Mlais M7 Plus include 3GB RAM, Mediatek MT6753 chipset and Android 5.1.
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Bluboo have teased that they plan to launch a new flagship phone named the Bluboo XTouch, and judging by the specifications it is one hell of a budget beast!
Bluboo claim the Xtouch will boast such features as a Sapphire glass display, 4GB RAM, Helio X10 chipset, 3050mAh battery, Sony IMX214 13 mega-pixel main camera and a 1920 x 1080 display.
The fingerprint scanner on the Xtouch will be incorporated in to a physical home button below the screen. We are waiting on the pricing and launch date of this exciting smartphone.
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The backed by Lenovo ZUK Z1 is a phone that I personally have a close eye on. From what we know about the phone it looks as though the start-up have created a well designed and constructed phone while maintaining features that we expect from a flagship such as a large 4000+mAh battery.
ZUK will launch the Z1 in China on the 11th August and hold an international launch later in the month. So far we know the Z1 will have a fingerprint scanner in the home button, 3GB RAM, USB Type C, 13 mega-pixel camera and might ship with CyanogenMod ROM.
The Meizu MX5 is the first unibody alloy phone from the Zhuhai based manufacturer and the second Meizu to come with a fingerprint scanner and physical home button (in recent time).
In addition to the new alloy body, and fingerprint button, Meizu also gave the MX5 an AMOLED display, however fans in China haven’t been too impressed with the phone and we are hearing complaints about the display, ROM optimisation and build.
The OnePlus 2 is one of the newest phones to launch and will officially be available in China from tomorrow (4th August). The “2016 Flagship Killer” has an interesting mix of components that include 4GB RAM, 1080 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 810 chipset and PDAF auto focus on the rear. However, it does lack an SD card reader quick charger and NFC, items which some fans have been quite vocal about.
The OnePlus 2 will be available via invite for international fans later this year.
ZTE announced a refreshed range of V3 phones last week. The range consists of three models starting from 999 Yuan in China all with very similar hardware but varying features and accessories.
What they all share is an all alloy body, fingering scanner on the rear, 5.5-inch FHD display, 3000mAh battery and room for a 128GB SD card. The phones also come with an octacore 64bit chipset, 13 mega-pixel main camera and DTS stereo sound.
Ulefone Be Touch 2
The Ulefone Be Touch 2 is the slightly updated version of the current Be Touch. In addition to coming in a white colour option, the Be Touch 2 also has a higher resolution 1920 x 1080 display and larger 3050mAh battery.
Ulefone have opted for a round fingerprint scanner below the screen on the BeTouch 2 which is a handy location but does add a little extra length to the phone.
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Coolpad Dazen Note 3
Coolpad’s Dazen sub brand is not only available in China but is also making the leap to India where it will release models such as the Dazen Note 3.
The Note 3 follows the tried and tested formula of a 5.5-inch HD display to keep costs down, 3GB RAM and an octacore Mediatek MT6753 chipset for powerful performance. The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear of the Dazen below the 13 mega-pixel main camera and supports 360 degree recognition.
Huawei Honor 7
The Huawei Honor 7 is a 5.2-inch smartphone with 1920 x 1080 display, 20 mega-pixel main camera, 3GB RAM and 3100mAh battery. If those highlight features weren’t enough then it also boasts dual SIM support, a 2.2Ghz Kirin 935 chipset and rear fingerprint scanner.
Like the Mate 7, the fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Honor 7 is a one touch activation model that wakes and unlocks the phone with a single press.
Lenovo Vibe P1
Lenovo haven’t even officially mentioned the Lenovo P1, but we know it exists because we have seen the TENAA documents leaking the phone. Like the ZTE V3, the Vibe P1 will have a full alloy body, and like its distant brother (the ZUK Z1) comes with a physical home button fingerprint scanner.
The rest of the details aren’t confirmed, but it seems that Lenovo are going for a midrange bruiser and plan to use a Snapdragon 615 in the up and coming phone.
The Blackview Concept phone is another very exciting piece of kit. The phone is still in the development stages according to our contact, but the hardware is all finalised and looks stunning!
Stand out features include a Mediatek MT6797 chipset, 4GB RAM, QHD 2K display and Sony 20 mega-pixel IMX230 main camera. The cherry on the top though is the fingerprint scanner located behind the display of the phone! If Blackview really have achieved this then they will be one of the first to do so!
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The Oukitel U10 is the upcoming flagship from Oukitel who have already had some hits with the U8 and U9 phones. Like the U9, Oukitel have opted for an all alloy body but this is a unibody with fingerprint scanner and 13 mega-pixel Samsung 3M2 camera on the rear.
A 1920 x 1080 display from JDI lives on the front with 5 mega-pixel camera, while a Mediatek MT6753 chip and 3GB RAM runs Android Lollipop. The U10 will cost just $160, a fair price for a high-end mobile.
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Top Chinese Phones with fingerprint scanners
There are tons of more Chinese phones with fingerprint scanners and we would love you to add more phones that you are interested in in the comments below.
We will also release a more up to date list in the coming weeks after we see the launch of more Chinese smartphones.